Upgrade to Pro — share decks privately, control downloads, hide ads and more …

Everybody needs somebody

Everybody needs somebody

Slides to my talk at BerlinJS in March 2019 where I talked about social anxiety, tech events and my privat project Conference Buddy 🐶

Conference Buddy provides a platform to find companions for tech conferences. It's for everyone who wants to attend a tech conference but is afraid or not compfortable going alone.


Mirjam Aulbach

March 21, 2019

More Decks by Mirjam Aulbach

Other Decks in Programming


  1. Everybody needs somebody

  2. None
  3. By the way: I'm Mirjam. ! " Twitter: @mirjam_diala

  4. I don’t order food.

  5. Social Anxiety

  6. He dare not come into company for fear he should

    be misused, disgraced, overshoot himself in gestures or speeches, or be sick; he thinks every man observeth him. — Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy - 1621
  7. Evolution, duh!

  8. The "Illness of missed opportunities".

  9. Missing chances.

  10. I complained.

  11. Heureka

  12. None
  13. !

  14. None
  15. ! #ConfBuddy

  16. None
  17. Conference Buddies

  18. What you can do.

  19. Be attentive.

  20. Share.

  21. Introduce.

  22. Follow the Pacman rule1. 1 http://ericholscher.com/blog/2017/aug/2/pacman-rule-conferences/

  23. Be a Conference Buddy.

  24. And if you are like me I want to tell

    you 3 things
  25. You’re not alone.

  26. People want to support you.

  27. Put yourself out there. You can do it!

  28. Thanks twitter: @ConfBuddy - web: conferencebuddy.io